20 May 2017 27 comments

My Swishy Hair Edit.

I’ve been stuck in one serious rut when it comes to my hair; I just can’t get it looking soft and shiny at all – instead it looks a little bit lank and, more often than not, super dry and dull. Not great when you’re all about the Blake Lively locks!

So of course, I’ve had to rethink my routine to find a fix. My hair is on the fine side, but with dry ends… not a great combination, I feel like I’m having to mix and match my products a lot. It’s not easy, but this lineup is definitely helping.

Davines Melu Shampoo & Conditioner; I love Davines as a brand, so I thought I’d try out the Melu range. It’s aimed at long, dry hair, which isn’t really me… but I loved the description and thought it sounded lovely and lightweight for my difficult hair.
So far I think I’m on to a winner, I’ve been reverse washing with these because the conditioner is quite rich and I need to wash my hair daily. The duo has helped to restore the shine in my locks, and I’m feeling a whole happier with my hair. We’re off to a good start!

Davines OI All In One Milk; I’ve wanted to try this since my hairdresser used it on my hair a while ago, and I’m already a big fan of its multi-purpose properties!
It’s a bit of a ‘do it all’ product, as it detangles, softens, adds volume and defrizzes… did you get all of that?!
My hair tangles so quickly, but this means I can get a brush through it without damaging my hair, and it’s helping a lot with the reverse washing too.
I love the scent and the way it leaves my hair feeling extra swishy! A daily staple, without a doubt.

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Maria Nila Salty Mist; If you ever get the chance to try Maria Nila haircare, you absolutely must! The brand have completely wowed me since first use, and the Salty Mist is one of my favourite finds.
It’s a light, texturising spritz designed to be used on damp hair. I love undone waves, so applying this before I dry and curl my hair always helps me achieve effortless tousles.

Ouai Finishing Creme; This is the last step in my routine, a lovely soft cream that I use to separate curls and create more of a relaxed look to waves. I love the way this softens and adds shine, with a bit of grit too. You only need the smallest amount, but it really gives a gorgeous lived in look. I rub a pea-sized amount in my palms before smoothing and scrunching through – too easy!

Have you tried any of these? Let me know if you have any recommendations for too-fine, dull hair!

  • I love the sound of the Ouai finishing creme, it sounds like the perfect product to complete a look. I use the Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, when I remember, which works amazingly.

    Kristy | The Violet Blonde

  • ninegrandstudent

    Some of these products sound great, will have to give them a go!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • Rebecca Jenkins

    I love the sound of the Davines OI All in One Milk, my hair is generally a tangled mess so anything that detangles is perfect for me. (the problems of having a lot of fine but curly hair)

  • Who isn’t about Blake Lively locks ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for sharing your go to-s!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • I’m hearing a lot about the Ouai brand theses days. I feel like I should give it a go x

    Enora | RemainReverie

  • Rain

    I have the exact hair texture as you Kate so this is a delight! Will try this amazing combo X

  • Chloe

    This is very interesting about all theres brands of hair care and I would like to try all of them out!

  • I haven’t tried any of these products, but I’ve love to try the All in one milk, it sounds amazing!

    N, xoxo! / https://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com

  • Francisca

    I love, love, loooove Davines! Have you tried the OI range? It worked wonders on my dry and damaged hair! I’m so sad I can’t get Davines products off Cult Beauty now, it’s my fave haircare brand ๐Ÿ™ you look beautiful as always and these photos… Be still, my beating heart!

    Francisca | http://www.franciscamay.com

  • Olivia Kiernan

    the Maria Nila salt mist sound so perfect for summer!

    Olivia / Olivia Roses

  • I need to try some go the products, my hair has been looking quite dull lately

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • The all in one milk is AMAZING. Definitely worth shelling out for!

  • These products look awesome! Definitely try to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚


  • your hair looks so so lovely xx


  • I would buy anything you suggest for hair because your mane is my favourite!

    I’ve never tried Davines hair products, only a few of their skin care options, and Ouai is shamefully still on my “one day I’ll try” list.

    Your new hair cut is lovely!


  • Your hair looks amazing, I am definitely going to try the salty mist and don’t Ouai do amazing products. Loving this post!!

    M. x | http://www.touchofconfetti.com

  • Your hair looks so so gorgeous! x

    Gemma Louise

  • clareโญ

    love your hair, its always so pretty. Ouai have some great products too ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Im so lazy when it comes to my hair, I wash it straighten and Curl it and thats about it and Only use hairspray and definitely going to looking these products!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  • Your hair always looks so effortlessly beautiful! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for all of the great product recommendations! Swishy hair is perfect for the summer!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I looooove your hair, looks so effortless and cool! Great product line-up.

    xxx Romy


  • I definitely need to try these out although my hair is thick and dry but the conditioner sounds amazing!

    Kate x


  • Kay Nguyen

    Quai finishing creme sounds amazing! I haven’t used any Quai product out, will try this out for sure <3


  • Natalie Redman
  • I’m getting so fed up of my hair recently, I really need to try out some new products – love the sound of the ouai finishing creme!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • How do you use the hair milk? I love an all-in-one product. I’m much to lazy to deal with multiple steps so products like this are a godsend!